What do I do if I find cannabis plants growing in the wild?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by stinkyattic, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    This question comes up every year about this time.

    You might be out hiking and stumble across a single cannabis plant, or a whole bunch of them.

    Your first reaction might be, "wow, that's a lot of pot, I can't wait to get it home and smoke it! That's enough for the whole winter!", or even "I bet I can sell that stuff and pay off my car loan!"

    But please stop and think for a moment.

    Someone has put those plants there, taken risks, and worked hard caring for them since June. They aren't just growing there by themselves and someone is going to be heartbroken that they're gone.

    Think about the grower as another person.

    Maybe they would like to have some smoke for the winter, but can't afford the prices that dealers charge.

    Maybe they are growing a few plants to sell.

    Maybe they are counting on that income to help buy food and fuel for the coming winter.

    Remember too that one of the obstacles to the legalization of cannabis is the theft, violence, and general dishonesty that can spin off of it. When tokers can be ethical and all get along without stealing each others' stashes, and then having the snots beat out of them for it, the case becomes stronger that it is a relaxing and peaceful way to alter your perceptions.

    So when you stumble on a plant in the woods, remember that as a toker, you are part of this community. Just leave it there for the person who grew it.
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  2. T®auma

    T®auma Registered+

    I am happy to see some one posting that.
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  3. akornpatch

    akornpatch Registered

    You go get a firearm and stand guard over them until the rightful owner comes. Tell them what you've been doing and will continue doing, and they will reward your efforts. LOL

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  4. hasanyoneseenmypipe1

    hasanyoneseenmypipe1 Registered+

    Good post, would never dream of stealing another mans stash, that shit is dishonourable.
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  5. the yeag

    the yeag Banned

    great post.....leave that shit alone!!!! it is either dirt weed growing natural or someones shit...not yours...i saw a covert grow op in west virgina once...those hillbilly's are smart..they will hang fish hooks at eye leval on thin fishing line...in the area.. put razzor blades in the stalks.. i even heard of people putting rattlesnakes tied on a string around plants... you don't want to end up dead....
  6. Dazed4now

    Dazed4now Registered+

    well said stinky, well said
    props to that!
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  7. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    That's not for you to judge.
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  8. AlwaysBlazed

    AlwaysBlazed Guest

    I wouldn't go into someones backyard or house but out in the woods it's free game :)
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  9. m.g.

    m.g. Banned

    it's people like blazed that gives kids a bad name...
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  10. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    You're the kind of person who if they found a lost wallet would help themselves to anything in it before returning it to the owner.. if you even returned it.
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  11. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    Cool. Vigilante justice at work.
  12. I have to agree with this because this is damn near exactly what i would do. It would be tough to pass it up, but if it were for some bro's personal use, id leave that shit be. for real
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  13. KOZMO

    KOZMO Registered+

    no I wouldn't get greedy
    but a little don't hurt son
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  14. stinkyattic

    stinkyattic CultiModerVatorAtor

    See, I don't understand what criteria you are using to judge.

    By yuppie, are you talking about some khaki-wearing white person who you personally identify with on a socioeconomic level?

    Does stealing from someone who is a criminal any less of a theft?

    Can you tell a criminal just by looking at them?

    Is a yuppie growing to sell different from a disadvantaged urban person growing to sell?

    Is it morally right to steal from Wal-Mart because they treat their employees like shit, or is it still theft?
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  15. KOZMO

    KOZMO Registered+

    ^speak your wisdom son
  16. StayHIGH420

    StayHIGH420 Registered

    just imagine if u put in all that work and someone took it.. thats like taking a someones baby...
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  17. JEFFAR420

    JEFFAR420 Registered+

    It happend to me this year, I had 30 from the start went down to 15, day of harvest 0. It fucking sucks. They left us the smallest, shiestyist plant there. the year before that my brothers plant was stolen right from out backyard, year before that same deal. This year im goin indoors, im from a shiesty dog eat dog city. One day im going to throw a brick thru that kids window, karma's a bitch.
  18. doco

    doco Registered+

    I had half of my outdoor grow stolen a few years ago and although I was pissed, I also was grateful that they left half for me. My avatar pic is from that grow.
  19. NightProwler

    NightProwler Registered+

    i have a constant worry that someone is gonna find and steal my plant
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  20. King Amdo

    King Amdo Registered+

    It would be OK to take some....

    ...a small proportion of whats there...if the flowers are ready. (I think). Try not to take it all. I was trying to plant some stuff this year deliberatly for people to find! Just the odd plant near car parks and stuff (country). On plant was right by a (ok a very little used woodland car park)...still there at harvest. Other stuff happens that I don't really wanna take about - but try and keep a sense of homour in your response if the landowner on where your weed is growing finds and destroys it.
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